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Climate Change

Climate change is already shaping what the future will look like and plunging the world into crisis. Cities are adapting to more frequent and intense extreme weather events, like superstorms and heatwaves. People are already battling more destructive wildfires, salvaging flooded homes, or migrating to escape sea level rise. Policies and economies are also changing as world leaders and businesses try to cut down global greenhouse gas emissions. How energy is produced is shifting, too — from fossil fuels to carbon-free renewable alternatives like solar and wind power. New technologies, from next-generation nuclear energy to devices that capture carbon from the atmosphere, are in development as potential solutions. The Verge is following it all as the world reckons with the climate crisis.

Atlantic hurricane seasons are running ahead of schedule

Watch out for the ‘extreme heat belt’ developing across the central US

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the US brings climate goals within reach

California aims to score big in the race for offshore wind

Heat pumps: what they do and why they’re hot now

Nights are getting way too hot to handle

The e-bike rebate is only mostly dead as supporters plot next steps

Climate change can make most human diseases worse

Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

Go read this investigation into major methane leaks in Texas and New Mexico

Amazon's climate pollution is getting way worse

The UK’s extreme heatwave would have been ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change

Biden’s climate plan is back, and it’s all about building things


What the future of lab-grown meat could look like

You could have your pig and eat it, too!

This website lets you watch US heatwaves in real time

What record-low water levels at the Hoover Dam reservoir look like from space

The World Meteorological Organization has ‘no immediate plans’ to name heatwaves

Shell makes e-scooters, battery banks, and other non-gas stuff, and I have no idea why

Wind farms could join oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Google Cloud and Oracle servers suffer cooling breakdowns during UK heatwave

UK heatwave breaks records as Brits roast in 40 C temperatures

London Luton Airport suspended flights after its runway buckled due to the UK heat

The UK’s blistering heatwave is just the beginning

NASA just launched a powerful new instrument to study dust

Texas’ fragile grid isn’t ready for crypto mining’s explosive growth

Bitcoin mining could bring higher electricity bills and more pollution to Texas

Dead solar panels are about to become a lot more valuable

Can Microsoft’s data centers become big batteries for the grid?

These fire-prone places are ditching fireworks for drones this July Fourth

New York denies air permit to Bitcoin mining power plant

The Supreme Court just decided a major climate court case

The Supreme Court just took away an EPA tool to fight climate change — what happens next?

Cleaning up the US power grid will take an act of Congress

Construction begins on ‘Mammoth’ direct air capture plant